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playing out across the region, in the desperate hours since sandy hit. last night, new york police helicopters airlifted staten island residents off their roof. up and down the jersey shore, scenes of devastation. house after house, crumpled to bits. and for many, stranded here in hoboken, there's no relief in sight. and diane, i'm standing in what's supposed to be a busy intersection. but if you look around, as far as the eye can see, nothing but water. and of course, for the people who live here, the urgency is only growing. diane? >> thank you, alex. >>> and these rescue scenes bring us to an update, the ones you saw in alex's report, because they include some heroes of the storm you have met before. as sandy crashed into new york, i went to meet with the nypd's scuba rescue team and they are preparing to brave 20-foot waves in the dark of the night to help anyone in trouble, but they tell me today, they did not have to rescue a single new yorker in the waters, so, they boarded those rescue helicopters. they were there, airlifting people off the rooftop in staten island. a grate
or ahead of all the key battleground states and hurricane sandy had to have helped there as well. the president's job approval is up to 51% and for most of the hurricane, people saw the president doing his job. they basically liked what they saw, so as i said you look at those battleground states there, the president tied or ahead in all the battleground states right now. >> well, we will be springing into action tomorrow as the voting begins and, george, i will see you very soon. >> you will. >> of course on "good morning america," as well. >>> you know, i know, how many people have turned out to vote early. take a look at this, americans lining up to vote early. a mom with an infant in a car seat. her young son taking it all in bowling green, ohio, and other americans ready to spend hours in georgia, arkansas, illinois and across this country and unprecedented number of americans voting early so what do these early results show? abc's jonathan karl on that. >> reporter: you think election day is tomorrow? think again. we have already been seeing long lines at voting places for
submerged streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there where after four days the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devast
distances, in many cases, for a race that is now yet another casualty of hurricane sandy. diane? >> all right, dan, thank you. >>> and we know what was haunting even a lot of those athletes. take a look. parts of the city were celebrating tonight as their lights came back on. but in so many other places, a very different story. families were bundling up to keep warm in the bitter cold. take a look. a baby swaddled in the candlelight. neighbors sit by campfires in the street. a family huddles for warmth in their home, choosing their own house over a shelter. and everywhere, there are those lines, waiting for even a few gallons of gasoline. and abc's alex perez has been out all day with the families, waiting. >> reporter: in lower manhattan tonight, hundreds of new yorkers lined up for food. for many, the first hot meal they've had in days. but while the power is turning on right now, thousands throughout the region are still bracing for a very cold night. help also arriving in blacked out communities like staten island and the rockaways, where neighbors are planning for another night in
with their flashlights, family suffering after sandy a. as you know vo n unbroken to vote. linsey davis tells us what they're facing tonight. >> reporter: without power, but not power-less. in some of the areas most devastated by hurricane sandy, we saw images like this of the victims, eager to show with everything they lost, they still have a voice. in rockaway park, queens, when the generators ran out of gas, voters had to cast ballots in the dark. some new jersey voters climbed into winnebagos to cast their ballots. overwhelmed by applications, state officials there extended the deadline for casting votes by e-mail until friday. hard-hit staten island residents are still trying to catch their breath. did you get a chance to vote today? >> vote. no. look at this. who's got time to vote? >> reporter: now with the added burden of another storm on the way, expected to hit tomorrow night, this devastated coastline is in the bull's-eye of a nor'easter bringing rain, high winds, coastal flooding, even snow to an already battered region. >> we could have some snow on the ground and certainly snow on the t
storm is hitting the northeast and many families still rebuilding after hurricane sandy are pounded again by wind and snow. and there's a worry tonight that people without heat could be in danger from hypothermia. abc's meteorologist ginger zee has visited one of these hard-hit places and we see you there, ginger. it is snowy and it looks very cold. >> reporter: it is very cold. it feels like it's probably windchill of low 20s. the winds have gusted to 40 miles an hour, diane. you can see the piles of trash, mounds of sand that line streets like this in rockaway park, just outside new york city. all these really hard-hit areas, they are now just slushy and covered in snow and just a mess. and get this. more than 22,000 people, tonight, have lost power from this new storm already. and we've got a whole night of nor'easter ahead. an ice cold coating of fresh misery. and it has plenty of company tonight. with a new storm on the way. how do you feel? >> tired. exhausted. but hey, what am i going to do? this is life. >> reporter: you can see it. life. piled up on every block. and in ever
families still suffering living without power now 15 days after hurricane sandy including thousands on long island. the long island power authority has come under fire accused of gross negligence. today, new york governor andrew cuomo launched an investigation and vowed to hold them accountable. >>> and with nine days left until thanksgiving, today another kind of thanksgiving tradition. the annual prediction from aaa about how many of us plan to travel this holiday. they say more families will be traveling this year than last. 43.6 million of us will venture at least 50 miles from home and that's up 7% from last year. 90% of the travelers will drive, by the way, and the average thanksgiving travel budget is now $498, down $46 from last year. >>> and still ahead on "world news," an athlete collapses on live television from a crippling anxiety shared by millions of americans. how he turned his panic into triumph next. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wor
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